DIY Fourth of July Crayon Stars

Tom thought he’d surprise Liz with some sweet Fourth of July decorations when she gets home from her conference tomorrow. He knew that she’d been eyeing these great DIY crayon hearts from Martha Stewart

So he decided to make her some crayon stars instead! The main supplies needed for the stars were crayons, wax paper, and packaging paper (and an iron to melt the wax of course!).

Tom started by using a mechanical crayon sharpener to create wax shavings…

Then spread these shavings onto a sheet of wax paper.

Tom put the shavings on half of the wax paper sheet, folded the other side over, and folded up the open sides by about an inch on each side. He then put a piece of packaging paper on the ironing board, followed by the wax paper with crayon shavings, and another piece of packaging paper on top. He ironed this stack on medium heat until the crayon shavings were completely melted. Once the melted wax cooled, Tom traced stars onto the wax paper using cookie cutters, before cutting them out with scissors.

He poked a hole at the top of each star and used red-colored thread to attach the stars to these cute-as-can-be paper straws.

They look so sweet in the window :)

Hope you’re having a good day!

-Charlie

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48 thoughts on “DIY Fourth of July Crayon Stars

    • Thanks Niki! Tom actually thought they were pretty easy to make once he had all the supplies (he had never heard of Kraft paper though, so that was interesting)!

    • Thanks Jaime! Can’t wait to figure out what shapes Liz and Tom can make for other holidays… The hearts for Valentine’s Day next year will definitely be a must!

    • So much fun, Eva! I fell in love with the Martha Stewart hearts and think the stars are just as sweet :) Thanks for stopping by!

  1. We were inspired by the Martha Stewart ones and did something similar for Valentine’s Day. I love how you translated that to 4th of July. They look fabulous.

    • The three-part option sounds like a perfect plan! Tom actually enlisted the help of my Aunt and Grandma for this one :)

  2. Thank you so much for linking to Someday Crafts Whatever Goes Wednesday blog post. I loved your tutorial. We will be featuring it tonight on our round up post at 6ps EST. Please be sure to grab our Featured at Someday Crafts button for your blog. Thanks again for the inspiration!

  3. This is the cutest post and very inspirational. I would love it if you would link this to our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope you can join us!

    Paula
    Ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

  4. WOW these are so cute I love them!!! My only child is 8 months old. I wish he was older so we could do projects like this together!! I will just have to pin this for the future!!

    come visit me sometime. I really like your blog, its inspiring !

  5. These are absolutely gorgeous. He did such a lovely job and has totally inspired me to go make some now. I hadn’t thought of stars before.

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  7. Very colorful. It seems better than other crayon projects that I have tried in the past. I am always worried about the project remelting. Have a good day!

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